My name is Patrick Kell and I'm currently in Year 8 at Springbank School. My little brother Austin is in Year 4. As a family we are part of the Orca House Group, which of course is the best house team to be part of! I enjoy going to Springbank School because of the friendly family environment, the caring teachers, and the Cambridge Curriculum which is recognised around the world.
Springbank has lots of fun extracurricular activities on offer as well. I have represented the school in Mathex, Futsal, Tennis, and Interschool Cross Country.
I really enjoy the outdoors, and I spend lots of my free time mountain biking (riding the Skyline tracks in Rotorua is my favourite!), playing soccer, sailing my skif, surfing, snorkelling, and fishing.
I am lucky to be able to do lots of activities at Springbank. I can play tennis at lunchtime with a coach that comes to school, and I have the opportunity to enter tennis competitions to represent our school.
Last year, my sister Alana chose to go surfing for "Options Day" and told my family how much she loved it. We have now done the one week surf camp twice in the school holidays, and we love it!
I look forward to many more years at Springbank School, where I can learn and have fun in and out of the classroom with my friends.